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 Great... 5-way switch on my PGM 301 have just ****ed... 
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Post Great... 5-way switch on my PGM 301 have just ****ed...
So... as I wrote above, today I woke up and as I got crush on that Levi's pentatonic tapped run I wanted to play it aloud with my amp... I launched it, and... WTF? When I wanted to switch onto the Bridge pickup the "switch" itself felt loose and I just snapped it lol... The thing is... that I can hear it's still doing its job... It switches from and to all pickup configurations, but... I cannot hear the specific "pyk" and the "jump" of that switch... :shock: :shock: :shock: :cry:
Now, the question is... Should I replace it with a new switch? Or maybe something got loose on mine and need to be screwed lol 8)

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As long as it still works, I wouldn't mess with it. That being said, I'd probably go ahead and buy a new switch and have it ready to go drop in if that switch does completely fail. --Jason

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awww man....i feel bad now!

i should have put a disclaimer on the lick...."may cause guitars to spontaneously combust"

glad that you wanted to play the lick tho!

hope you sort the problem

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Hehe :roll: :wink: But that lick is really amazing and addictive lol :D BTW. then I really am lucky as hell, as I bought 2 5-way switches in Japan :wink: (they were supposed to be used in my RG 560 project ) :wink:

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Maybe you should e-mail Ibanez and let's have a race to who's gonna get their parts first :lol:

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Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:18 pm
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lol :wink: I bought that PGM like 2 years ago :wink: haha and in Japan... :D Still haven't got the parts :?: lol

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there is a little tab on the side of the switch which creates the positive feel, just open the electrical cavity and look for the thin strip of metal, put it back in place and it should be alright, unless the strip snapped in which case you could get a new switch...

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Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:59 pm
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Well just a moment ago... I wanted to play it a lil bit... and I heard some weird tapping... When I opened the cavity there was a really small, like a 1mm ball rolling :D lol Now... anybody knows what it is :?:

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Macek wrote:
Well just a moment ago... I wanted to play it a lil bit... and I heard some weird tapping... When I opened the cavity there was a really small, like a 1mm ball rolling :D lol Now... anybody knows what it is :?:


The only things in a PGM cavity should be wire, solder, output jack, a pot and a switch.

Maybe its a ball of solder. Or maybe its from the switch. I don't think there are any little balls in the pot or on the output jack.

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No, I'm certainly positive it's from the switch... It's not from soldiering... I can see that it's pretty solid and shiny :wink: But what's the task of that little ball :wink: :?: hehe

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Macek wrote:
Well just a moment ago... I wanted to play it a lil bit... and I heard some weird tapping... When I opened the cavity there was a really small, like a 1mm ball rolling :D lol Now... anybody knows what it is :?:


it goes under the strip of metal I mentioed before, in the centre.

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Oh... So that's the point, why it's no longer working properly... :wink: Well... Now it's acceptable, as it's really easy to switch between pickups, so I'd leave it this way :D but when it'd screw totally I would just have to put that lil ball, right :?: :wink:

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